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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. To throw out of the hand such cards as are useless.
2. To dismiss from service or employment, or from society; to cast off; as, to discard spies and informers; to discard an old servant; to discard an associate.
3. To thrust away; to reject; as, to discard prejudices.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: anything that is cast aside or discarded
2: (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit
3: getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable [syn: discard, throwing away] v
1: throw or cast away; "Put away your worries" [syn: discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Date: circa 1586 transitive verb 1. to get rid of especially as useless or unwanted <a pile of discarded tires> 2. a. to remove (a playing card) from one's hand b. to play (any card except a trump) from a suit different from the one led intransitive verb to discard a playing card discardable adjective discarder noun Synonyms: discard, cast, shed, slough, scrap, junk mean to get rid of. discard implies the letting go or throwing away of something that has become useless or superfluous though often not intrinsically valueless <discard old clothes>. cast especially when used with off, away, or out, implies a forceful rejection or repudiation <cast off her friends>. shed and slough imply a throwing off of something both useless and encumbering and often suggest a consequent renewal of vitality or luster <shed a bad habit> <finally sloughed off the depression>. scrap and junk imply throwing away or breaking up as worthless in existent form <scrap all the old ways> <would junk our educational system>. II. noun Date: 1744 1. a. the act of discarding in a card game b. a card discarded 2. one that is cast off or rejected

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v.tr. 1 reject or get rid of as unwanted or superfluous. 2 (also absol.) Cards remove or put aside (a card) from one's hand. --n. a discarded item, esp. a card in a card-game. Derivatives: discardable adj. Etymology: DIS- + CARD(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Discard Dis*card", v. i. (Card Playing) To make a discard.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Discard Dis*card", n. (Card Playing) The act of discarding; also, the card or cards discarded.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Discard Dis*card", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Discarding.] 1. (Card Playing) To throw out of one's hand, as superfluous cards; to lay aside (a card or cards). 2. To cast off as useless or as no longer of service; to dismiss from employment, confidence, or favor; to discharge; to turn away. They blame the favorites, and think it nothing extraordinary that the queen should . . . resolve to discard them. --Swift. 3. To put or thrust away; to reject. A man discards the follies of boyhood. --I. Taylor. Syn: To dismiss; displace; discharge; cashier.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(discards, discarding, discarded) If you discard something, you get rid of it because you no longer want it or need it. Read the manufacturer's guidelines before discarding the box. ...discarded cigarette butts. = dispose of VERB: V n, V-ed

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Reject, throw or thrust aside, throw away, cast away, lay aside, cast off. 2. Dismiss, discharge, cashier, break, cast off, turn away.

Moby Thesaurus

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